Please visit the SGIP Program Metrics page for the current incentive rates, current available funds and step opening dates for all budget categories.

Three-Step Application Process

Non-residential projects ≥ 10 kW

The SGIP releases new forms as needed, and required forms vary by Program Administrator. The document refenced below are applicable for projects requesting an incentive reservation for the current program year. Legacy documents can be downloaded here.

The SGIP application process is managed by an Applicant, an entity assigned by the Host Customer to submit documents on their behalf through the SGIP application portal. The Applicant is usually the contractor or developer for the project. Only the Applicant can access the application in the portal.

All projects must be assigned to an approved SGIP Developer (usually the contractor) in order to submit a reservation request. Information on becoming an approved developer can be found at www.selfgenca.com/home/dev_register.

Required documents for all projects
  1. Log in to your applicant account at www.selfgenca.com and complete the online Reservation Request Form.
  2. Application fee (non-residential projects only): Equal to 5% of the requested incentive amount, made payable to Center for Sustainable Energy and mailed to the address listed at the bottom of this page.
  3. Proposed manufacturer equipment specifications and applicable safety certifications (for equipment not listed on the SGIP Verified Equipment List).
  4. Proof of utility service: Submit a complete copy of the customer's most recent electric utility bill.
  5. Completed 3rd Party Letter of Authorization to Receive Customer Information (for systems > 10kW).
  6. 12-month electric load documentation: Submit a copy of the site's previous 12 months of energy consumption from the utility including maximum demand (for systems > 10kW).
  7. Preliminary monitoring plan (for generation projects ≥ 30 kW).
  8. Proposed monitoring plan (for energy storage systems ≥ 30 kW or systems paired with on-site renewable generators). The  Proposed Monitoring Plan Checklist and Energy Storage Preliminary Monitoring Plan Template are now available for download.
Additional documents for equity projects
  • Certification of Tax-Exempt Status (Gov’t and Non-profit Projects Only)
  • Proof of Eligibility under Proposition 39 or an Accredited Institution (Educational Institutions Only)
  • Small Business Affidavit (Small Business Projects Only)
  • Deed Restriction or Regulatory Agreement (Multi-family Projects Only)
  • SGIP Multi-Family Low-Income Housing Documentation Cover Sheet (Multi-family Projects Only)
  • Proof of Income Qualification (Single-family Projects Only)
  • Proof of PU Code Section 2852 Compliance (Single-family Projects Only)
Additional documents for equity resiliency projects

    Below varies on selected eligibility factors.

  • Customer Resiliency Attestation
  • Proof of Well Pump Eligibility
  • Proof of PSPS Events
  • Proof of Medical Baseline/Notification to Utility of Life-Threatening Illness
Additional documents for thermal energy storage projects
Additional documents for renewable fuel, waste energy & waste gas projects
  1. Proof of adequate renewable fuel or waste energy resource (applies to all technologies except AES if operating on a renewable fuel or waste energy): Submit an engineering survey or study confirming adequate renewable fuel and the generating system's average capacity
  2. Forecasted fuel consumption (directed biogas projects only)
Complete the Reservation Request Form through the online application portal at www.selfgenca.com.

*Public entities are required to submit a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) within 90 days of the date of conditional reservation. All other PPM materials are due within 240 days of the date of conditional reservation.

Required documents for all projects
  1. Log in to your applicant account at www.selfgenca.com and complete the Proof of Project Milestone Form
  2. Copy of executed contract or agreement for installation (includes warranty documentation)
  3. Title 24 document (for projects for which an Energy Efficiency Audit was not performed).
  4. Proposed monitoring plan (for generation projects ≥ 30 kW)
Additional documents for renewable fuel projects
  1. Copy of executed renewable fuel contract (directed biogas only)
  2. Renewable Fuel Attestation Letter  - system owner & fuel supplier (Directed Biogas Only)
  3. Renewable Fuel Affidavit (on-site renewable fuel only)
  4. Fuel clean-up equipment purchase order (on-site renewable fuel only)
Additional documents for waste gas projects
Complete the Proof of Project Milestone Form through the online application portal at www.selfgenca.com.
Required documents for all projects
  1. Log in to your applicant account at www.selfgenca.com and complete the Incentive Claim Form
  2. Proof of authorization to interconnect letter from the utility for the SGIP-incentivized equipment
  3. Building permit inspection report
  4. Substantiation of load (new construction/expanded load only)
  5. Final monitoring schematic (single-line diagram)
Additional documents for equity resiliency
  1. AHJ approved grid island capable plans (single-line diagram submitted as part of the AHJ permit package)
  2. Solar-only operational mode documentation (for residential customers without access to a SGIP-eligible TOU rate)
Additional documents for CHP and fuel cells
  1. Final air permit documentation (if applicable)
  2. Planned Maintenance Coordination Letter (for CHP projects 200 kW and greater only)
Additional documents for renewable fuel & waste energy projects
  1. Renewable fuel documentation/proof of contract commencement (directed biogas only)
  2. Renewable fuel metering specifications (directed biogas only)
  3. Substantiation of fuel clean-up skid cost (on-site renewable only)
  4. Substantiation of renewable resource (on-site renewable & waste energy only)
Complete the Incentive Claim Form through the online application portal at www.selfgenca.com.

Download the current Self-Generation Incentive Program Handbook

Application fees for projects in SDG&E territory must be made payable to Center for Sustainable and mailed to:

Center for Sustainable Energy
Self-Generation Incentive Program
3980 Sherman St, Ste. 170
San Diego, CA 92110